Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy
Guide to Lawrence County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lawrence County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||February 14, 1845|
|County Seat||Mount Vernon|
|Address|| Lawrence County Courthouse|
PO Box 309
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Lawrence County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records from 1846;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1846;
Probate Judge has probate records from 1846
See an interactive map of Lawrence County border changes at N2Genealogy.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
Sacred Heart, Verona
- Map of Lawrence County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Lawrence County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Joplin newspapers and Neosho newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Lawrence County communities.
- 1827-1876 - Lawrence County Birth Index, Volumes A thru D, 1827-1876. Batch C515321 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1845-1868 - Lawrence County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1845-1868. Batch M515321 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1869-1885 - Lawrence County Marriage Books C and D Index 1869-1881. Batches M515322 and M515323 at FamilySearch - free.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.